Posted February 17, 2014

2014 BASWA Acoustic North America Advanced Training

BASWA Acoustic North America is getting ready for its annual Advanced Training Class taught by Guido Koch, our Master Trainer from Switzerland. He will be showcasing and instructing on new advanced BASWA techniques in BASWA Acoustic North America's extensive training facility. 

Posted February 4, 2014

BASWA and Sustainability

In addition to helping facilitate better communication through effective acoustical design, BASWA acoustic focuses much effort in BASWA system's continued compliancy with LEED guidelines and general environmental sustainability. As the impact of poor acoustics is recognized and understood by more researchers, medical professionals, and designers, acoustic guidelines continue to become defined by the ADA, NFPA and USGBC.

Posted February 3, 2014

American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System

This program is designed to make architects aware of the need to consider acoustics. Attendees will become familiar with the psychological effects of interior acoustics and the principles of sound and also realize the importance of accounting for acoustics in the design phase.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the psychological effects of interior acoustics.  Cover the effects that acoustics in a space can have on end users safety, productivity, learning ability, welfare or comfort.
  • Be aware of ADA, GSA, NFPA, and LEED requirements, codes, mandates and regulations regarding the safety issues tied to interior acoustics.
  • Be familiar with the principles of sound: Reverberation, Reflection, Absorption and NRC Ratings. Be educated on what can create a poor acoustic environment and how to innovatively avoid problems relating to acoustics.
  • Realize the importance of accounting for acoustics in the design phase of your projects for optimal results including aesthetics, increased occupant comfort and sustainable design.

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